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dc.contributor.authorMhlanga, Brillant
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T10:29:56Z
dc.date.available2013-02-19T10:29:56Z
dc.date.issued2011-10
dc.identifier.citationMhlanga , B 2011 , ' Public Radio Broadcasting and Cultural Pluralism - South Africa's Case of 'Holy Cultural Matrimony' ' , Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture , vol. 8 , no. 2 , pp. 35 - 62 . < http://www.westminster.ac.uk/research/a-z/camri/wpcc >
dc.identifier.issn1744-6708
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1209252
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: dc816037-156a-4cf9-849f-26e85fcf9991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/10052
dc.description.abstractA closer analysis of the long and arduous journey traversed by African nationalism often shows ethnicity marching along as an invisible ‘matrimonial’ partner. It is on that note that this article seeks to present South Africa’s project of managing ethnic diversity using public radio broadcasting as new form of cultural ‘holy matrimony’, with its consummation evinced through the implementation of policies that encourage ethnic diversity. The article acknowledges that the re-appropriation of meaning for ethnicity in South Africa now denotes the politically correct and constructed descriptor of ‘culture’, and is characterized by the continued conflation of ethnicity and race relations. Unlike in some parts of Africa, where ethnicity is criminalized as ‘tribalism’ – thus emphasizing its instrumentalized destructive element – in South Africa cultural diversity is seen as the panacea for a stable democratic arrangement. This article proposes to discuss cultural pluralism as a democratic imperative within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which is a public service broadcaster (PSB). Two case studies of ethnic minority radio stations will be presented as empirical evidence: Munghana Lonene FM and Phalaphala FM.en
dc.format.extent27
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofWestminster Papers in Communication and Culture
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectpublic service broadcasting,
dc.subjectcultural pluralism
dc.subjectethnicity
dc.subjectnation
dc.titlePublic Radio Broadcasting and Cultural Pluralism - South Africa's Case of 'Holy Cultural Matrimony'en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature and Creative Writing
dc.contributor.institutionMedia Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionFilm
dc.contributor.institutionMedia
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.westminster.ac.uk/research/a-z/camri/wpcc
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
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dcterms.dateAccepted2011-10
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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